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Stob Ban [Mamores]


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
999 m (3277 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
140 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
White peak

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Stob Ban in the Mamores, faces Sgorr a' Mhaim across Coire a' Mhusgain. The path through this corrie leads to the ridge between Sgorr an Iobhair and Stob Ban, then continues W to the summit.

Stob Ban has three ridges, the short E ridge connects to Sgorr an Iubhair (1001m), the W ridge winds its way to Mullach nan Coirean (930m) and the long NNW ridge with its craggy E slopes leads to Glen Nevis.

Hazards you may encounter on Stob Ban [Mamores] include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stob Ban [Mamores].

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 Routes that include Stob Ban [Mamores]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1438 m 13.56 km 5.5 hrs Stob Ban [Mamores] and Mullach nan Coirean  A moderate climb and interesting ridge walk with excellent views of Ben Nevis.  

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from left ian,daw,kriss,and myself at the summit of Stob Ban

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

Graham on 4th September 2011

© Graham & Joanne Bullen

Image by Graham & Joanne Bullen

Joanne on 4th September 2011

© Graham & Joanne Bullen

Image by Graham & Joanne Bullen

Allan, Dunky Stuart, Scott and Figo descending from Stob Ban en route to Mullach nan Coirean - February 6th 2010

© Stevie Yates

Image by Stevie Yates
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James Corrigan
wrote on
July 22, 2012
Continuing from Mullachnan Coirean along the flat ridge gives tremendous views over to Glencoe and Ben Nevis and Sgurr a Mhaim.The contrasting Red of Mullach nan Coirean and Stob Ban in its White quartzite is striking.Stob Ban looks steep and uninviting from Coire na Sleubhaich but is actualy a straight forward walk up over rough White scree.The views are stunning and arguably the most impresive of the Mamores.
David Harbottle
wrote on
November 16, 2007
I've made a video diary of my clockwise traverse of Stob Ban and Mullah nan Coirean from Glen Nevis: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3hqdn_walking-in-the-mamores-fort-william_travel
Ruth Wilson
wrote on
October 7, 2007
This is a spectacular mountain offering great views. The ascent is not as scary as it first looks and the final climb to the summit is easy. However, there are some steep drops so care is needed. We completed the ridge walk to Mullach nan Coirean which enables you to complete 2 munro's - an excellent ridge walk.
John Gearty
wrote on
September 23, 2003
Fantastic day out, stob ban 1st then along the ridge to Mullach excellent views of Nevis and the Glen Coe hills.
Craig Coid
wrote on
August 21, 2002
A most enjoyable walk if taking in the Mullach. It can become an immense day if you wish by starting at the Mullach, to Stob Ban and follow the ridge round all the way to the Devil's Ridge and then Sgurr a'Mhaim, followed by a steep descent down to the car park at Achriabhach. Navigation is fairly straightforward in poor visibility by following the ridges as indicated on the map

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